Awards Listing

Awards Listing

The list below includes awards given by our General Headquarters to our chapter since 2001. We always strive to excel in any endeavor we take on, and that includes our chapter operations. Scroll down far below to learn more about what each award entails.
  • 07.25.15 – Gold Star
  • 07.25.15 – Bigger’s Ritual Award
  • 07.25.15 – Community Service Citation
  • 07.25.15 – GQH Trophy
  • 07.25.15 – Lubbock Trophy
  • 07.08.12 – Website Award
  • 07.08.12 – Bigger’s Ritual Award
  • 07.08.12 – Silver Star
  • 08.08.11 – Gold Star
  • 07.24.11 – Website Award – Honorable Mention
  • 07.15.11 – Bigger’s Ritual Award
  • 07.15.11 – Community Service Citation
  • 07.24.10 – Recruitment Recognition Award
  • 07.24.10 – Silver Star Award
  • 06.29.06 – House Corp of the Year Award
  • 06.29.06 – Alumni Newsletter Hon. Mention
  • 06.29.06 – Community Service Citation
  • 05.21.05 – Outstanding Web Site Award
  • 05.21.05 – House Corp of the Year Award
  • 05.21.05 – Improvement Citation
  • 05.21.05 – GHQ Trophy
  • 05.21.05 – Biggers Ritual Trophy
  • 05.21.05 – Community Service Citation
  • 05.24.04 – Biggers Ritual Trophy
  • 05.17.03 – Silver Star
  • 01.01.02 – Gold Star
  • 01.01.02 – Biggers Ritual Trophy
  • 01.01.02 – Sound Learning Award
  • 01.01.01 – Gold Star
  • 01.01.01 – GHQ Trophy
  • 01.01.01 – Biggers Ritual Trophy
  • 01.01.01 – Sound Learning Award
  • 01.01.01 – Community Service Citation

About GHQ Awards

Gold Star Outstanding Excellence Award – The Gold Star is the top award presented for overall excellence in chapter operations. This is the top tier of the Chapter Excellence Award and is only granted to the very best chapters in Phi Delta Theta.

Silver Star Honorable Mention Excellence Award – The Silver Star is the second tier of the Chapter Excellence Award. It is granted to those chapters that meet or exceed the majority of the criteria in the application, but may be missing a few items here and there.

Chapter Website Award -The Chapter Website Award recognizes the undergraduate chapter with the most outstanding web homepage. The award is based upon the chapter’s representation of Phi Delta Theta on their site, as well as the technical aspects of the site.

The Hayward S. Biggers Ritual Award – is awarded to the chapters which demonstrate quality ritual performance in accordance with the laws of the Fraternity. The award was established in memory of Hayward S. Biggers who served as Member-at-Large of the General Council from 1962-65, Editor of Publications from 1950-65, and author of “I Believe in Ritual.” The first presentation of the award was made in 1990.

GHQ Trophy – The General Headquarters Award was awarded for the first time in 1929 by Arthur R. Priest, first Executive Secretary of Phi Delta Theta. The award was created so “greater excellence may be developed in chapters and a feeling of greater unity may grow in the Fraternity.” The award is based on organization within the respective chapter through promptness in the submission of reports to the General Headquarters.

Community Service Citation – Participating chapters should compile a full report on their respective community service project(s). Supportive material such as newspaper clippings, letters of appreciation, pictures, etc. would enhance the report and, as a rule, the application should be as detailed as possible. Supportive figures, such as man hours, organizations involved, etc. are also helpful. Information from GHQ staff will also be used in consideration for this award.

House Corporation of the Year Award – The Outstanding House Corporation of the Year Award recognizes superior facility management by a House corporation, including initiatives and programs in areas such as capital improvements, maintenance, life safety, insurance compliance and house rules/contracts. The winning House Corporation will receive a trophy.

Recruitment Recognition Award – Recruitment Recognition Awards are granted to chapters on an annual basis which demonstrate quantified levels of achievement. Those chapters recruiting/initiating 6-10 additional Phikeia than in the previous academic year will receive the Recruitment Recognition Award. An additional award will be given to those chapters recruiting/initiating 11 or more additional Phikeia during the previous academic year. No application is necessary; however, chapters are encouraged to ensure the proper reporting of Phikeia and new initiates is completed.

William Allen White Outstanding Alumni Newsletter Award – The William Allen White Outstanding Alumni Newsletter Award is awarded to the chapter with the most outstanding alumni newsletters.

#1 Scholarship Award (Sound Learning Award) – The #1 Scholarship Award is presented to chapters achieving the top rankings scholastically with their respective Greek communities. Based on scholarship rankings prepared by the respective university, college or IFC, this award recognizes scholastic achievement and is designed to promote one of the Cardinal Principles of the Fraternity.

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